Policy Statements Saint Joseph Hospital

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Campus specific information for Saint Joseph Hospital.

Where to Report Crimes and Emergencies

Report Crimes and Emergencies to the Hospital’s Security Officer by:

  • Dialing 678-843-5555(external) and 3-5555 (internal), 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Security Dispatcher 678-843-7568 (external) and 3-7568 (internal).
  • Activate Emergency Call Buttons in Parking Garage.
  • Or the Sandy Springs Police Department at 911.

Campus Public Safety Notices ("TIMELY WARNINGS")

Emory follows a Timely Warning Protocol, as described below, for providing all of its campus communities (as appropriate) with timely notification of occurrence of the certain “Clery Crimes” (1) covered by the Clery Act. The Timely Warning Protocol applies to all campuses listed below. Timely warnings, known at Emory as “Public Safety Notices,” are provided to heighten safety awareness by giving students, faculty and staff notification of crimes in relevant geographic areas. Upon receipt of information by the EPD from a complainant or from a Campus Security Authority (CSA) (2), the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety (or designee) in consultation with the Emory General Counsel’s Office will determine which situations warrant the issuance of a Public Safety Notice. The determination will be made on a case-by-case basis. Factors considered in determining whether a continuing threat exists and a timely warning will be issued generally include, but are not limited to —

  • The nature of the crime or conduct and whether the reported incident represents a crime reportable under the Clery Act;
  • The location of the incident;
  • The time elapsed between the incident and when the incident was reported to the EPD by an individual or a CSA;
  • The nature and duration of any relationship between the individuals involved in a reported incident, and the alleged conduct in the context of their relationship;
  • Whether sufficient and reliable information is available about the reported incident, or meaningful safety education can be provided along with the notice about the incident, so that if disseminated, members of the Emory University community can reasonably use it to protect themselves or prevent a similar crime from occurring.

A Public Safety Notice may be issued even if all of the facts surrounding a reported incident are not yet available and are subject to further development in an investigation.

The Emory Assistant Vice President for Public Safety (or designee) will draft a Public Safety Notice and provide it to University Communications and the General Counsel (or designee) in advance of its distribution. The Assistant Vice President for Public Safety notifies the University Communications VP/AVP, the VP for Campus Services, Assistant Vice President for Community, Health Sciences Communications AVP and the EHC ranking administrator (EHC President/CEO or designee) and provides pertinent information. NOTE: This is for notification purposes only, not consultation. The final Public Safety Notice is distributed via Emory listserv, which includes all Emory and Emory Healthcare email addresses and covers all campuses, by University Communications.

A Public Safety Notice includes information deemed appropriate based on the specific facts and circumstances in each situation, but typically contains the following types of information –

  • A succinct statement of the incident;
  • The date, time and location of the incident, if available;
  • Possible connection to previous incidents, if applicable;
  • Physical description of the suspect, if available;
  • Other relevant and important information about the crime or incident;
  • Date and time the Public Safety Notice was released; and
  • Information on Crime Prevention, personal safety or other community safety resources, as appropriate.

The Emory Police Department may decide not to include some known information in a Public Safety Notice if providing that information could risk compromising law enforcement efforts. Also, Public Safety Notices will withhold the names of victims as confidential.

Public Safety Notices also seek information that may lead to arrest and conviction of the offender when violent crimes against persons or major crimes against property have been reported to the police.

Campus Public Safety Notices and Crime Statistics at Emory Saint Joseph’s Campus
In order to have a Public Safety Notice posted and/or to have a crime included within the statistical section of this Report, the crime report should be made to ESJH Security at (678) 843-7568, who will in turn, provide this information to EPD. ESJH Security will contact the Sandy Springs Police as necessary and appropriate. For statistical reporting purposes, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital shall provide crime report data to EPD at the Emory main campus.

Under the Timely Warning Protocol, notice of the crime reported is provided to the campus community via the University’s listserv e-mail systems.

(1) Clery Crimes include:

  • Criminal Offenses – murder, Non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, hate crimes
  • Hate Crimes – any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incidents of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, or destruction/damage/vandalism of property that were motivated by bias
  • VAWA Offenses – any incidents of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. (Note that Sexual Assault is also a VAWA Offense but is included in the Criminal Offenses category for Clery Act reporting purposes); and
  • Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals for Violation of Weapons, Drug Abuse and Liquor Laws

(2) A Campus Security Authority is:

  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  • Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department under paragraph (1) of this definition, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property.
  • Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined below, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting as a pastoral or professional counselor.

Policies Concerning Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

Residence Halls

There are no residence halls located on this campus.

Other Facilities

All facilities with the exception of the Medical Office Buildings and their parking garages are patrolled by ESJH Security Officers 24/7. The hospital has four primary entrances with open access from 6 am to 9 pm. After this period, all entrances are accessible via card access to employees and authorized contractors and students. Visitors arriving after 9 pm are directed to the Emergency Department, where a security officer is stationed for sign-in. All access/exit doors are controlled via door contacts and part of the Access Control System monitored by Security Staff. The locksmith vendor (Academy Lock and Key) is responsible for maintaining logs of all keys manufactured for hospital staff. Keys are not given to students. All Life Safety devices such as smoke detectors and emergency exit signs are checked quarterly by Simplex and records are maintained in the Engineering Department. Engineering service requests related to lighting in parking garages, walkways, and interior of hospital are entered in AIMS (service request database) and work is completed by the Engineering staff or assigned to a contractor. Security Officers assigned to conduct patrols are responsible for reporting outages to the Engineering Department.

Crime and Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs

All new hospital employees receive a security/safety in-service as part of their orientation to EHC. This orientation is part of a 2-day mandatory orientation. Continued security/safety education is required annually as part of EHC employee evaluation process. Security/safety tips and information are published in the hospital newsletter and intranet. There are no crime prevention programs targeted to students on this campus. All students arriving as part of an internship program receive the same training as a new employee.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs

Emory University is committed to the health and well-being of its faculty, staff, and student body. Federal regulations, including the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, mandate that Emory maintain an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy and distribute such policy to all students, faculty, and staff. Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse can be detrimental to one’s overall physical and emotional health, academic and/or professional performance, and can adversely impact family, friends and co-workers. Alcohol and other drug misuse on college campuses is a major public health concern. Emory’s policy, along with resources, health risks of alcohol and drug abuse, and consequences of this abuse may be found at http://policies.emory.edu/8.8. All Emory University faculty, staff and students are prohibited by the University from unlawfully using, possessing, manufacturing, dispensing or distributing alcohol, controlled substances or illegal drugs on University-owned property or at University-sponsored activities.

Emory University expects all of its faculty, staff and students to comply with any applicable federal, state or local laws pertaining to the use, possession, manufacture, dispensation or distribution of alcohol, controlled substances, or illegal drugs.

Members of the campus community are responsible for being fully aware of University policy, as well as local, state, and federal laws regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse can be detrimental to one’s overall physical and emotional health, as well as academic and/or professional work performance.

If you or someone you know needs assistance because of alcohol and/or drug use, Emory sponsors several programs that provide information and professional services for faculty, staff, and students. These programs provide education, consultation, assessment, counseling, and referral support in a professional environment that respects individual confidentiality and promotes health education.

For Atlanta-campus students: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (404-727-7450); Office of Health Promotion (404-727-7551)

For Oxford-campus students: Counseling and Career Services  (770-784-8394)

For faculty and staff: Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) (404-727-4328). FSAP has an anonymous, on-line, self-assessment tool for alcohol abuse and other concerns that provides confidential, immediate feedback and recommended treatment information. We encourage you to take advantage of this free, online service at www.MentalHealthScreening.org/screening/EMORY.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Information
The University operates programs that provide information and professional services (including consultation, assessment, counseling and referral) to its faculty, staff and students on matters related to drug and alcohol abuse, as described in Policy 8.8.